[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX?

david craig dac at panix.com
Sat Jan 24 15:56:42 EST 2009

As for fonts ...

> It's not the case anymore, since XeTeX and XeLaTeX exist.

I am unclear on the level of compatibility between XeLaTeX and LaTeX. 
Will LaTeX files compile under XeLaTeX precisely as they would under 
LaTeX?  If yes, why does TeXShop not default to XeLaTeX now?

> The good news is: it is very straightforward. You will simply save 
> your files in a different encoding (Unicode) and adjust your editor to 
> run the xelatex command on your documents. Then you will read a few 
> pages of pdf documentation about the fontspec package and also add the 
> xunicode package to your preamble and that's basically it. Oh, 
> polyglossia will replace the babel package but that also will take you 
> just minutes to figure out.

What's a good source for a walkthrough?

David Craig


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